The Staff Writer will play a crucial role in helping us increase our coverage of the contemporary art world and art history. The Staff Writer, for instance, might find herself researching and writing about a key moment in Abstract Expressionism one day, and then reporting on a new Wolfgang Tillmans or Kara Walker show the next. You will be confident filing text under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality, attention to detail, or tone. You should have a passion for going after a story and sharing something new with your audience—and an ability to strike a tone that is both smart and accessible. You should be excited about the fast pace of digital publishing and obsessed with elevating the quality of art writing online. You will be expected to continuously pitch story ideas with sharp angles and a clear point-of-view. You should also be comfortable taking direction from more than one editor and eager to improve as a writer with each and every piece you file. Finally, you should embrace opportunities for growth and work well both independently and as part of a close-knit team. KEY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of two years experience writing for online publication(s) An interest in and knowledge of art history and contemporary art Eagerness to write four reported or researched articles per week Extremely organized and detail-oriented Self-motivated, capable of working at a fast pace, and comfortable meeting deadlines Proficiency working with multiple editors in a deadline-continuous environment Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style Flexible schedule that can include spot work on weekends and nights ABOUT ARTSY We think of Artsy less as a business with employees, and more as a community of people who have chosen to work together towards a common goal, and who share a common set of values. Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Our vision is a world where art is as popular as music. We are a resource for art collecting and education. Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art. WHY ARTSY At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work. WORKING AT ARTSY In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy. Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together. People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process. Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go. Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity. Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art. Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.